Mo Walsh

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Education Programs Coordinator

Mo Walsh (she/her) is excited to create and implement educational programming for CSU Spur as the Education Coordinator. She is passionate about immersive, accessible learning experiences and is looking forward to the interactive opportunities the Spur community offers visitors.

Mo has 10 years of informal education coordination and program delivery experience at several zoos, including Denver Zoo, the Pueblo Zoo, the Blank Park Zoo, and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. From taking an opossum to visit schools in rural Iowa, to helping guests feed lettuce to a giraffe named Dobby, she created meaningful connections between people and animals to help bring environmental learning to life. Most recently, she developed programming for the interpretive space at Denver Zoo’s new animal hospital, allowing visitors to view veterinary care in real time. She is looking forward to bringing her previous experience to the Hydro, Terra, and Vida buildings at CSU Spur.

Mo holds a Masters in Biology from Miami University in Ohio through their Project Dragonfly Advanced Inquiry Program and a Bachelor’s in Biology from Cornell College in Iowa. Mo enjoys hiking, climbing, and exploring beautiful Colorado with family and friends. She is excited to hopefully meet a fur-ever friend soon through Spur’s partnership with the Dumb Friend’s League.

BIDTAH BECKER

Associate Attorney, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

Ms. Becker has dedicated her career to the Navajo Nation and its natural resources.  She is currently serving as an Associate Attorney for the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority.  Prior to this position, she had the honor of serving as the Director of the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources from May 2013 to January 2019, as an appointee of President Begaye and Vice-President Nez, after serving eleven (11) years as an attorney for the Navajo Nation focusing on water rights and natural resources issues.  Continuing her deep interest and passion for water, she serves on the Leadership Team for the Water and Tribes Initiative in the Colorado River Basin, as a Commissioner on the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, as an appointee of Governor Lujan Grisham, and on the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, as an appointee of Speaker Damon.  Ms. Becker is equally passionate about supporting artists and serves as a Trustee for the Institute of American Indian Arts and Culture (IAIA), as an appointee of President Obama.  Ms. Becker is a member of the Nation and lives on the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance with her husband and two school age children.

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